Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Ontario County - The Town of Canandaigua Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Residences of West Lake Marine Club, RSM West Lake Road LLC, Project Number CPN-125-05 may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Date for written comments, is March 31, 2006. A public scoping session will be held on March 27, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. at the Canandaigua Town Hall, 5440 Route 5 & 20 West, Canandaigua, NY. The action involves development of: 69 single-family residential lots; a homeowners association lot for recreation, open space and conservation easements; and a lot for private clubhouse and boating facilities for the projectís residents, consisting of a clubhouse, lakeside deck, 90 boat slips, 35 mooring spaces, a boat ramp and lift, a lakeside accessory structure, a marine fueling facility, and accessory parking. The project is located at 3907 and 3950-3952 County Road 16 (West Lake Rd.), adjacent to Canandaigua Lake in the Town of Canandaigua.
Contact: Ronald L. Brand, Town of Canandaigua Planning Board, Canandaigua Town Hall, 5440 Route 5 & 20 West, Canandaigua, NY 14424, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seneca County - The New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Expansion Of The Seneca Meadows Landfill (DEC Application ID #: 8-4532-00023/00046). Comments on this project must be received within 45 days or by April 21, 2006. The DGEIS and associated documents, the permit applications, and SMIís subsequent correspondence including information regarding on-site alternatives, are available for public review at the Department's Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, New York, 14414; at the Seneca Falls Town Hall at 10 Falls Street, Seneca Falls, NY; and at the Waterloo and Seneca Falls public libraries. Use this link to view the Complete Application for this project published in this issue of the ENB. The Departmentís ongoing technical review comments will be sent to the libraries when they are available. The action involves an application, submitted by Seneca Meadows, Inc. (SMI), which includes a 178-acre expansion to be located adjacent to the existing solid waste landfill. The expansion will create approximately 28.6 million tons of disposal capacity and will allow 14 years of landfilling at the current rate of 6,000 tons per day. The expansion was requested because SMIís current capacity will be filled in 2009.
The proposed new footprint will include an overfill between the Existing Landfill (formerly referred to as the A/B landfill) and the Southeast landfill (SELF) on the east side of the property and new footprint including an overfill of the Existing Landfill and the west side of the property to Salcman Road. In addition, Salcman Road will be rerouted to follow the town line and a 27.2 acre fill including an overfill of a portion of the SELF and the sediment ponds along Route 414 will be constructed within the Town of Seneca Falls. The Tantalo landfill, which is currently under remediation, will not be overfilled. The new horseshoe shaped footprint will reach a peak elevation of approximately 763 feet above mean sea level which is consistent with the existing facility.
The project proposes a fill of 71-acres of Class 2 regulated Freshwater Wetlands due to new landfill footprint. An additional 1.67 acres of regulated wetland is proposed to be converted or temporarily disturbed due to the relocation of utilities. The project includes the relocation of a portion of Black Brook and a new Route 414 bridge to accommodate the redirected flows. The project will require the relocation of existing facilities including the tire processing facility, maintenance building, and access roads. A wetland mitigation project has been proposed to be located on the Dove Property which is contiguous with SMIís land holdings between Route 414 and Black Brook Road. The proposed mitigation project would restore 419 acres of former wetland and enhance another 157 acres of existing wetland.
The Black Brook relocation project includes rerouting Black Brook to the north of the Existing Landfill. Two alternatives have been proposed; one will involve the construction of a designed low-flow channel parallel to the existing channel with habitat complexes and will temporarily impact 23 acres of wetland. The other alternative would require limited channel construction (19 acres of temporary impact) and will include selective cutting of trees and shrubs, and enhancements of 345 acres, to allow increased sunlight for enhanced biodiversity and flood flow. Both alternatives will require ongoing maintenance. SMI is applying for permits in a two stage process. In addition to the natural resources permit applications (Part 663 Freshwater Wetlands permit and the Water Quality Certification pursuant to Section 401 of the Clean Water Act), a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS), has been submitted. Potential impacts to ecological (including vegetation and wildlife), community, agricultural, and cultural resources were evaluated in detail. Potential impacts to noise, visual, soils, ground and surface waters, geology, traffic, and air resources were evaluated based on conceptual plans.
SMI will continue with Stage 2 of the permitting, which will include the Part 360 Solid Waste Management Facility Permit application, Part 201 State Air Facility Permit applications, and General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities, at the conclusion of the Stage 1 process, the goal of which is the issuance of the natural resources permits conditional upon receipt of Stage 2 permits. A supplemental SEQR review may be required during Stage 2.
Contact: Kimberly A. Merchant, or Peter A. Lent, New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, 6274 E. Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, phone: (585)226-5392, Regional Permit Administrator, phone (585)226-5390.